One dog policy

@staria (2782)
Philippines
February 4, 2011 12:57am CST
I've read in an article that China has a one-dog policy. Do you agree with this? I live in a village and almost every house owns a dog. It's really disturbing especially during the wee hours.
9 responses
@Octav1 (1421)
• Romania
4 Feb 11
I don't really understand your point here. Maybe it's my English knowledge to blame, I don't know. So, China has a one-dog policy. That sounds OK with me. They have a "one child policy" as well, why would we be surprised that Chinese people are not allowed to own more than a dog? What I don't understand is your second afirmation. What is disturbing? The fact that almost every house owns a dog? Or the fact they don't own more than one dog? Please, make me understand your point.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Sorry, was not able to clarify. the fact that they own more than one dog. And these dogs aren't trained. sometimes they roam around the village and i fear that they may bite. not to mention i have kids.
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
4 Feb 11
I love dogs. I live with my dogs in one roof. There are 3 of them and 4 newborn puppies. I don't think I would agree to that policy. I am presently staying in a village and nobody bothers what others do or own. But I'll be moving into a new townhouse and there I need to have a special license for my dogs. But that won't be a big problem to me as I have made the necessary arrangements to get the license.
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@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Hi there, I dont mean to offend dog lovers here. I am a dog lover too. But I think it really depends on their owners. Some dont bathe them and some are not teaching their dogs stuff like where to pee etc. I wish you goodluck in your transfer :)
@moirai (1429)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Ok. I looked for an article about this and the reason given there was because there was a growing number of attacks on humans and a significant number of these resulted in fatal cases of rabies. So ok. I suppose if the Chinese thinks having a one-dog policy is a solution to that problem then that's fine. Elsewhere, however, it's probably not needed. We have 4 dogs right now, and each has his/her own 'territory' in the yard. They are actually our guards. We need them! =P And we love them hehe. =) As long as the owners can take care of their dogs properly, I don't see having more than one dog as a problem.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Yes, killing would be real cruel. Dogs have lives too. Anyway, this policy maybe is just for them to put some sort of limitation in owning dogs. At least they will be able to responsibly take care of them if they are just focused on one pet.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
4 Feb 11
Hello Staria and welcome to myLot! I have only one dog, and nobody forced me to stop at one. I think I can't take care properly of more than one dog. We live in a small apartment and there wouldn't be place for another dog. But I think that even if I had a larger apartment or even a house with a yard, I still wouldn't keep more than one dog. Though, I think that a law which forces people to have only one dog (or worse, only one child!) violates the human rights. The authorities could have made another law instead of this. One that should have force people to take care of their dogs (no matter how many they were), to punish hardly those who abandon dogs, to punish those who disturb their neighbors by letting their dogs bark uncontrolled or to roam free on streets.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Yeah, this is still reliant to the owner of the dog. well I just hope that they also know how to maintain cleanliness around their perimeter. It's not just the poop or urine. The very smell of the dog is very distinct especially when it rained and the wind is blowing hard.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
4 Feb 11
The dog doesn't have a smell of its own. Or, better said, dogs' smell doesn't bother our nostrils. But if the dog lives in an un-clean environment, they borrow the bad smell from it. If dogs are not properly taken care of, they may step on their waste and then, when they sleep they can soil their bedding. As a result, their whole coat will smell bad. That's why I said it doesn't matter how many dogs one have, as long as they take good care of them. Do you think that if a person let his 4 dogs live in a dirty place, now that he's forced to have only one dog, he will also clean his dog's environment? I think he won't.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
You are actually right, the dog will not take care of its own environment. But it does rely on the owners. They should learn how to respect their neighbors and everyone around them. Good point there inu1711! Cheers! :)
@beamer88 (4268)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Hmm... Well, given the population of China, I guess that policy has some merits to it. I mean, imagine not only the noise they'd make but also the poo :) Just one dog per person and that's at least 1.3 trillion dogs. With that many dogs, one case of rabies can be catastrophic.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Hahaha! Agree with you beamer! They will contribute a lot of waste, maybe that's why.
@inu1711 (5288)
• Romania
4 Feb 11
hello beamer, I think 1.3 trillion dogs still make a lot of noise and they must produce tons of poo. Forcing people to have only one dog is not the solution. Forcing them to respect the community by cleaning after their dogs and by training their dogs not to bark un-controlled would have better results. Now they let you have only one dog. Tomorrow they will force you to have only one child. What would be the next policy?
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
15 Apr 11
Hi inu, they will definitely do!! That's right, the owners should be taught how to be responsible when owning a dog. responsible to the whole community and respect those who doesnt want to own a dog
• United States
10 Feb 11
I own a dog too, as you can tell by my avatar. lol I do not agree though that you can only own 1 dog in your household. I did once own 2 dogs in my own. It should not matter how many dogs you have in your home imo. I am a totally dog freak. I love my dog, and I've always been raised around dogs. My mediate family has always had a dog in their lifetime. Small, and Large. It didn't matter. But, right now I've got a small lap dog. Which, is great. But, it shouldn't matter at how many dogs you want to own in your home. Heck, you have to take care of the puppy. So, I say get as many as you want. I know I would as long as I can care for them properly. I've seen this show here in my country where people get obsessed with dogs, and they have about up to 45 to a 100 dogs at one time. Yes, that's crazy, and going overboard. But, 2 or 4 is not bad at all. Those people they had a lot of mental problems, and I think that they were taking in the dogs as a cover-up or something, ya know?
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
11 Feb 11
Keeping more than one dog is okay as long as the owner is responsible enough to take care of the dogs itself and their wastes. Sometimes, there are some who just do not care about the people surrounding them. Also they let loose of their dogs, I'm afraid that these dogs might bite and spread rabies. Maybe they created this policy for everyone's protection.
• China
5 Feb 11
As I know the policy was issued in some big cities in China,such as ShangHai and Guangzhou.If no limitation on it , it may turn to be a big society problem in the coming years. 1,as the expense of having the a dog is raising up,some family are not able to afford to have more dogs. 2,More dogs may mean that it is hard to manage them.It is risky and noisy for others if you take all your dogs together for a walk,especially in some crowded cities. In a word , I agree on this policy.It is fair and reasonable to both human beings and dogs.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
7 Feb 11
Yes and reasonable enough for those who does not want pets. Cause I believe that neighbors are also affected in some ways. Not only because of the noise, the barking etc. But of course the smell of the dog itself, the urine and poop if they are not maintained well enough.
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
as i read the article. i think china is suffering a saturation of dogs right now. Due to growing number of attacks on humans, many dog-inflicted were reported. In-order to minimize or stop the saturation, i think thats the right way to do to implement the one dog policy.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
Yeah, its the best way to minimize such occurrences. I hope it'll be implemented everywhere! :)
@JewelLong (108)
• China
4 Feb 11
i love dogs,but i've never kept one.i agree with this policy,because the population of china is so large,more dogs will cause more social problems.
@staria (2782)
• Philippines
4 Feb 11
yeah, i love dogs too. but i do not want to own one, maybe for now. i have kids and the fur may cause them allergies etc. yup, agree, china's got a large number so one-dog policy i think is okay.